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NAWBO Greater Detroit Chapter PARtners Golf Outing
August 29, 2022, Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, Plymouth, MI, 7:30 AM Eastern

Join us for a day of golf supporting women-owned businesses and programs for young female entrepreneurs. 
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The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers® presents IT’S A TRIP! Join us for an evening of raw and revealing, hilarious, and healing stories under the theme It’s A Trip! Hosted by Satori Shakoor, featuring Twisted Storytellers Gerrard Allen, Terence Cover, and JeDonna Dinges with live music and dance curated by Gina Ellis.

Join us on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 7:30 to 9:30pm, EST. Doors open at 6:30pm

The Marygrove Theater, 8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

PLEASE NOTE: Safety is our first priority. For this reason, all guests must wear a face covering while in attendance. As an additional safety measure, tickets must be purchased in advance online. There will be no door sales.

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Happy Hour will be a rotating selection of wines, cocktails, and light bites.
Visit for details and the Happy Hour Menu

Embrace jazz as Kimmie Horne and other jazz artists perform on the front lawn outside of the Southfield Municipal complex. Friday, August 12th, 6-10:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th. The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce will volunteer to support Small Business vendors and restaurants participating in the jazz festival.
City of Southfield Municipal Complex 26000 Evergreen RoadSouthfield, MI 48037-2055 United States

Contestants from across the U.S. will pitch their business ideas in three minutes for a chance to win their share of over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The top 10 contestants will receive complimentary pitch coaching prior to the contest. This pitch contest was created because at NEA we believe it takes more than just funding to succeed in business. This event provides entrepreneurs with essential tools to take their businesses to the next level. With national exposure, coaching, funding, new computers, and a community of supporters, the sky is the limit. Register for your audience seat at

Your team is constantly demanding more from you, right? You can develop your skills and set the right expectations. It takes learning effective leadership behaviors and strategies to build a strong team. The BasBlue Team is hosting a Leadership Development Series and you want to be in the room for the session on Becoming a Great Leader for Your Team. Becoming a Great Leader for Your Team is presented by facilitator Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D., President of Archangel and Associates.

This conversation series will take place at BasBlue, located at 110 East Ferry Street, Detroit, MI.

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The WEpitch Competition, a fast-paced business pitch tournament, is brought to you in partnership with the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council and Dow. Fifteen (15) Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) will pitch their businesses to a panel of business experts at the Great Lakes Women’s Business Conference to compete to win First Place $2,500 | Second to Fourth Place $1,000.

Meet the Judges and the 15 Semi-Finalists, including Founder & President, Tisha Hammond at the WEpitch Conference Page

The 6-week virtual program is hosted by Dr. Kordilia Noble. Participants will receive a basic education in leadership and entrepreneurship. The program is presented in partnership with Leadership Oakland. Speakers include Jocelyn Giangrande, M.A., SPHR, CCDP, Renate Matthews, Tisha Hammond – The Small Business Cheerleader, April McKie, Esq., Nicole Freeman-Kirkland, Camille Jamerson, and Angela T. Moore.
Participants’ takeaways include:
Leadership Oakland Certificate of Completion
Gained knowledge from experts in the field
Access to LO network for connections and resources
Tuition is $199.00

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Applications are due September 9, 2022. For more information, please email [email protected]

Every entrepreneurial journey starts with a dream, and it’s time to rediscover and reconnect with the joy, passion, and more you felt when you first started your business.

Join the National Association of Women Business Owners and a community of allies from October 9 to October 11, 2022, at the annual National Women’s Business Conference.

This year’s conference will be held at The Galt House, Louisville, KY. Come to enjoy a uniquely fun and impactful conference for women entrepreneurs that is sure to be infused with

connectivity, inspiration, learning, resources, and more. To learn more, visit:

New Partnership Announcement at the Michigan Women’s Marketplace| Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program | Open to All!
In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon Small Business Digital Ready aims to focus on women and minority-owned businesses in under-resourced communities. The online curriculum provides resources and in-depth support including coaching, networking, and incentives! Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is partnering with Next Street and LISC to bring this new online curriculum to small businesses across Michigan! The program is designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital economy, including access to personalized learning plans, coaching from experts, and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses. You can register to be part of this free program by registering with the link below.

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program

At Michigan Women’s Marketplace, you will find an ongoing opportunity for workshop presenters in their Core Education Program. Do you have expertise in a topic like business strategies, virtual business, supply chain, marketing, social media, human resources, finance, or other important business or personal development areas? Do you have a spot-on or unique “how to” method that will provide a useful tool to business owners like capability statements, pitches, financial organization, networking, or something similar? If you do, you are encouraged to complete an application through the link below. Giving back education to fellow business owners can be a rewarding and beneficial experience for your own business! 

Workshop Presenter Application

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